Hero Glasses Manufacturer June McDonalds
By: Mary Smith
Published: Nov 22, 2021
Hero Glasses Manufacturer June McDonalds - Shrek cups with the toxic metal cadmium prompts a recall.
More than 13 million Shrek hero glasses sold in June have been recalled by a manufacturer and McDonalds. The recall is for both the United States and Canada.
McDonald's has warned consumers to stop using the hero glasses because they contain the toxic metal cadmium. Cadmium was found in the painted design of the movie characters on the glassware, which McDonald's outlets sold for about $2 each, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Canada's health ministry Health Canada. The recall affected 12 million glasses in the United States and at least another 1.3 million in Canada.
"A very small amount of cadmium can come to the surface of the glass, and in order to be as protective as possible of children, CPSC and McDonald's worked together on this recall," CPSC spokesman Scott Wolfson said in a statement. The CPSC said designs on the glasses, made by ARC International in Millville, New Jersey, contain cadmium and "long-term exposure ... can cause adverse health effects." Cadmium is a known carcinogen that research shows also can cause bone softening and severe kidney problems.
The agency said no incidents or injuries related to the glasses have been reported, but McDonald's said it was recalling them as a "precautionary measure." A spokesman for ARC declined to comment on whether the glasses were made in the United States or abroad. Shares of the world's largest hamburger chain were off 1.3 percent at $66.95 on the New York Stock Exchange.